Shamu's Deep Sea Adventures

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Shamu's Deep Sea Adventures
PAL region cover art
PAL region cover art
Developer(s) Activision, FUN Labs, Humagade, Magic Wand, Sand Grain Studios
Publisher(s) Activision
Platform(s) PlayStation 2, Xbox, Nintendo DS, Game Boy Advance, GameCube
Release date(s) PlayStation 2 & Xbox
  • NA November 1, 2005
  • PAL March 17, 2006
GameCube
  • NA November 8, 2005
  • PAL March 16, 2006
Nintendo DS & Game Boy Advance
  • NA November 8, 2005
  • PAL March 17, 2006
Genre(s) Action

Shamu's Deep Sea Adventures is a video game linked to SeaWorld's popular Shamu orca shows. The game was released in November 2005 and is available for GameCube, Game Boy Advance, Nintendo DS, PlayStation 2, and Xbox.

Story[edit]

In the game, Poseidon, the Greek god of the sea, tries to destroy the SeaWorld theme park and replace it with Atlantis. The player controls Shamu, the protagonist, who attempts to defeat Poseidon and the evil Kraken.[1] Shamu collects power ups and performs various feats over 20 levels and 8 environments.

Reception[edit]

Reception
Aggregate scores
Aggregator Score
GameRankings (PS2) 64.25%[2]
(Xbox) 56%[3]
(GC) 51.33%[4]
(DS) 30%[5]
Metacritic (PS2) 66/100[6]
(Xbox) 55/100[7]
(GC) 48/100[8]
(DS) 30/100[9]
Review scores
Publication Score
GameZone 6.8/10[10]
Official PlayStation Magazine (UK) 7/10[11]
TeamXbox 7/10[12]
CiN Weekly 61/100[13]

The game was met with mixed to negative reception. GameRankings and Metacritic gave it a score of 64.25% and 66 out of 100 for the PlayStation 2 version;[2][6] 56% and 55 out of 100 for the Xbox version;[3][7] 51.33% and 48 out of 100 for the GameCube version;[4][8] and 30% and 30 out of 100 for the DS version.[5][9]

Xbox Advanced said, "Shamu’s Deep Sea Adventures is just flat out a bad game. Being a budget title does not save this game or excuse any of its shortcomings, as so many of today’s budget titles for kids are actually very good".[14] The video game columnist for CiN Weekly said the game is "a cute marketing vehicle that is too difficult and underdeveloped for its target audience".[13]

References[edit]

  1. ^ "Seaworld: Shamu's Deep Sea Adventures Game Review". Kidzworld. Retrieved April 1, 2009. 
  2. ^ a b "Sea World: Shamu's Deep Sea Adventures for PlayStation 2". GameRankings. Retrieved April 27, 2015. 
  3. ^ a b "Sea World: Shamu's Deep Sea Adventures for Xbox". GameRankings. Retrieved April 27, 2015. 
  4. ^ a b "Sea World: Shamu's Deep Sea Adventures for GameCube". GameRankings. Retrieved April 27, 2015. 
  5. ^ a b "Sea World: Shamu's Deep Sea Adventures for DS". GameRankings. Retrieved April 27, 2015. 
  6. ^ a b "Sea World: Shamu's Deep Sea Adventures for PlayStation 2 Reviews [mislabeled as "The Bible Game"]". Metacritic. Archived from the original on September 13, 2008. Retrieved April 27, 2015. 
  7. ^ a b "Sea World: Shamu's Deep Sea Adventures for Xbox Reviews". Metacritic. Retrieved April 27, 2015. 
  8. ^ a b "Sea World: Shamu's Deep Sea Adventures for GameCube Reviews". Metacritic. Retrieved April 27, 2015. 
  9. ^ a b "Sea World: Shamu's Deep Sea Adventures for DS Reviews". Metacritic. Retrieved April 27, 2015. 
  10. ^ Boker, Gabe (January 9, 2006). "SeaWorld: Shamu's Deep Sea Adventures - PS2 - Review". GameZone. Archived from the original on October 5, 2008. Retrieved April 27, 2015. 
  11. ^ "Sea World: Shamu's Deep Sea Adventures". Official UK PlayStation 2 Magazine: 109. April 2006. 
  12. ^ Nardozzi, Dale (November 10, 2005). "Sea World: Shamu's Deep Sea Adventures Review (Xbox)". TeamXbox. Archived from the original on January 13, 2011. Retrieved April 27, 2015. 
  13. ^ a b Hruschak, PJ (December 14, 2005). "Player 1: Shamu and The Bible". CiN Weekly. Archived from the original on May 5, 2006. Retrieved April 27, 2015. 
  14. ^ Kennedy, Sean (November 16, 2005). "SeaWorld: Shamu's Deep Sea Adventures (Xbox)". Xbox Advanced. Archived from the original on February 22, 2006. Retrieved April 27, 2015. 

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